Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A set of fire-irons, usually comprising shovel, poker, and tongs, with the holder.

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Examples

  • Without announcement, the men dance themselves onto the fire-set stage.

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  • If it were only to spend the money, of course I could buy a carpet or fire-set with it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • That fire-set has been in this very settin'-room as long as I can remember.

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  • Now, ladies an 'gentlemen, here's a fire-set -- tongs, shovel, an' andirons.

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  • The famous "golden" fire-set was a purchase of one of the family who had been in France during the

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  • The famous "golden" fire-set was a purchase of one of the family who had been in France during the Revolution, and must have come from a princely palace, if not from one of the royal residences.

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  • Furthermore, there is no evidence whatsoever that Iran obtained "workable blueprints" for a fire-set, much less for a nuclear weapon, from the Pakistanis.

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  • The CIA went to a great deal of trouble to plant on the Iranians authentic blueprints for an authenic fire-set for an authenic Russian nuke.

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  • A fire-set is an electrical device wherein an enormous charge is built up relatively slowly and stored on a capacitor until the precise millisecond that charge-pulse is needed to simultaneously vaporize the 'bridge wires' in one or more high-explosive detonators.

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  • And there is no sense in which a fire-set is "one of the greatest engineering secrets in the world."

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